Kate Mackenzie The Source: Reserves fall; demand up slightly; Khurais taps on

On Energy Source:

Climate change: A glimmer of hope in US-China talks?

Oil: Crude over $71, or 20 Big Macs

Oil: World oil reserves fall, just a little, in 2008

Markets: Oil breaks through $70

Oil: EIA demand forecast raised by 5,000 bpd

Geopolitics: Turkey’s Nabucco stance: Satisfying energy needs, or ambition?

Renewables: Clean energy patent number dip in Q1

Elsewhere:

Coal: what happens if it isn’t cheap and plentiful? And who would benefit from peak coal (SeekingAlpha)

Better solar PV on the way Multiple, mini inverters can make photovoltaic cheaper and less vulnerable (New Energy and Fuel)

The Tata Nano and Jevons Paradox Ramped up production numbers bear out the theory that efficiency measures can increase demand (Bit Tooth Energy)

Cisco, Silver Springs Networks land smart-grid deals Competition heats up (CNet)

Opec and the consumer: BFF? The $70 – $80 sweet spot for oil (Scarce whales)

Saudis turn on Khurais taps Field can supply 1.5 per cent of global oil (UpstreamOnline)